surveys assemblage/collage, the essential approach for developing and creating works; first on paper and then in physical, three-dimensional form.
"Like the characters in Ballard’s fictions, P. is jury-rigging a private cosmology in much the same way that he fashioned his ad-hoc shelter, in “Mark the Points of No Return,” from discarded artworks. In that sense, he’s Claude Lévi-Strauss’s bricoleur updated for the age of Twitter mobs, drone wars, and reality-TV politics, tinkering together a system of myths, symbols, and rituals from whatever’s at hand: The media landscape. The built environment. The flood tide of images inundating the mass unconscious. Technology, which increasingly remakes us in its own image and, more and more, has a mind of its own. Free-floating anxieties and conspiracy theories. The persuasion industries—P.R., marketing, branding, advertising. The psychopathology of everyday life in a world spun off its axis by info-vertigo."
Excerpt from A Crash Course in Disaster Survival. (A Critical Fiction About Paul Segers)
Published in The Scene Changes